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Emily McGovern grew up in the Greater Boston Area, and her love for the city continues. Her favorite events to attend around Boston are concerts, galleries openings, film screenings, and fashion shows for a good cause. A graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she has taken on numerous writing responsibilities for community and student group efforts. With a large audience in mind, she contributes a diplomatic voice and aims to reach individuals and build a stronger community. Her enthusiasm for the city and the benefits of volunteerism inspire her to bring charities and volunteer organizations the attention they deserve.

Charitable And Stylish Holiday Gifts 2014: Boston

What could bring more holiday cheer than a gift that also gives back? Make the most of your shopping this year by finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones – and supporting charitable organizations in the process!  Shop the best that Boston has to offer, and spread the altruistic spirit beyond your own homes!


WCC Necklace

WCC Necklace

Rosie’s Place provides food, shelter, and support to thousands of women in Boston each year. The Women’s Craft Cooperative was formed within Rosie’s Place, and allowed guests to become artisans and to craft beautiful jewelry for sale. Click here to view and purchase necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more to contribute to their enterprise.

WHERE: Necklace found online here.

PRICE: $30.00




Paw Print Necklace

Paw Print Necklace

MSPCA-Angell (the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is an independent organization that is passionate about protecting animals from cruelty and improving their general health and welfare. They have the perfect gift for the animal-lover in your life: a paw-print, heart-shaped necklace by Amelia Rose Design.

WHERE: Necklace found online here.

PRICE: $60.00




A great source of meticulously-crafted jewelry for an admirable cause is Same Sky. This remarkable organization was initially formed to aid women who were left with sickness, loss, and poverty in the wake of the Rwandan Genocide. With Same Sky’s “hand-up, not hand-out” outlook, countless women have become empowered artisans working at a fair wage. Help provide more ways for women to work with dignity by shopping their full site.

Same Sky Faith Earrings in Orange and Gold

Same Sky Faith Earrings

WHERE: Earrings found online here.

PRICE: $48.00


Photo Credit: Tutu Pour Mon Deux

Photo Credit: Tutu Pour Mon Deux

For the Little Princess in your family, there’s Tutu Pour Mon Deux, where you can design a custom t-shirt/tutu! One-third of the proceeds from every tutu shirt sold will be donated to Boston Children’s Hospital. Select from their options of size, shirt style, shirt and tutu color, ribbon, and patch design.

WHERE: Design a tutu online here.

PRICE: $44-46



Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 5.54.40 PMJenny Boston Boutique offers an original spin on charitable gifts. All you have to do is sign up for two hours in their shop, and bring your friends! Buy anything you’d like in the store, and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to a charity of your choice. Email Jenny Boston Boutique at jennybostonparty@yahoo.com to schedule your time slot.

WHERE: 16 Whiting St
Hingham, MA 02043

Photo Credit: Make-A-Wish

Photo Credit: Make-A-Wish

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted the wishes of over 6,000 children and families in these two states. Give the ultimate gift to a child by donating $25 or more for a Holiday Tribute Gift. This will include a colorful wish art scene, the story of the wish child who created it, and a message stating your name and donation. Donate and make a child’s wish come true!

WHERE: Donate online here.

PRICE: $25+





Alex and Ani has created some of the most popular bracelets on the market today. They are committed to their project, Charity by Design, which welcomes you to shop bracelets and contribute to any of their affiliated charities. Shop by your preferred design or preferred charity, and give two gifts with one purchase!


Young & Strong Bracelet to Benefit Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund

WHERE: Bracelet found online here.

PRICE: $28.00

The holiday season is a time of generosity and giving. The people that matter in your life might appreciate a present that betters the lives of others, as well. Give more than you bargained for this year by shopping with one of these wonderful Boston-based charities!

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